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Springer's Inn
Portland, Oregon

The show gets started with a fine Casey Jones, but really starts hitting its stride three songs later with the Hard To Handle. On that tune, Pig makes his presence felt as he flat-out balls the lyrics and the boys offer up a hard-driving, psychedelic blues rendering of the Otis Redding classic. The China> Rider that comes out next is splendid with bouncy, joyous jams shimmied into this relatively short rendition of the duo. Then High Time provides a resplendent, puffy respite before the rocking end to the first set in the heady as all get out Good Lovin’. 

The Dancin’ that follows the break starts off saucy and ripping before...